When a person scrapes the barrel, he is more likely in a dire situation. He is willing to do anything possible to turn his adversity into an opportunity.
The restaurant was so busy that they had to scrape the barrel to find enough ingredients to make all the dishes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘scrapes the barrel’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘scrapes the barrel’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.